Cowboys forward Josh McGuire will miss his side's clash with St George Illawarra after accepting a one-week ban for a dangerous contact offence.

McGuire was handed a grade-one charge by the match review committee on Monday for an incident involving NSW No.6 James Maloney in the 80th minute of the Blues' 38-6 win over Queensland at Optus Stadium.

The incident drew the ire of NSW coach Brad Fittler, who voiced his concern in the post-match media conference over the treatment of his veteran playmaker.

McGuire will miss North Queensland's clash with the Dragons in Wollongong on Friday night.

In other judiciary news, Newcastle playmaker Mason Lino has avoided suspension after pleading guilty to a dangerous contact charge while playing for Samoa on Saturday night at Leichhardt Oval.

Lino was charged with grade-one dangerous contact over an incident involving Papua New Guinea's Terry Wapi in the 35th minute of the Ox & Palm Invitational Test.

Fiji's Isaac Lumelume will also avoid suspension after pleading guilty to a grade-one careless high tackle for a 51st-minute hit on Lebanon's Anthony Layoun.

Player Josh McGuire
Club Maroons
Time Minute of Match 80th
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to Serve 1
Points/Fine Calculation 135
Carry-over Points 35
Misconduct on whom? James Maloney

 

Player Isaac Lumelume
Club Fiji
Time Minute of Match 51st
Charge/Incident High tackle - careless
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to Serve 0
Points/Fine Calculation 75
Carry-over Points 75
Misconduct on whom? Anthony Layoun

 

Player Mason Lino
Club Samoa
Time Minute of Match 35th
Charge/Incident Dangerous Contact - Other
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to Serve 0
Points/Fine Calculation 75
Carry-over Points 75
Misconduct on whom? Terry Wapi